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Checking a hard drive for errors in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Typical problems that affect hard drives, such as corrupt files, bad sectors, can be detected and often resolved by using a built-in windows utility called CHKDSK (for check Disk). CHKDSK scans a hard drive for errors and attempts to repair them, or move any data in a bad sector to a safer location, and then flags the bad sectors to prevent future data from being stored there.

To run CHKDSK, do the following:

  1. Go to Start>> Computer
  2. Right click the hard disk that you would like to test.
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select the Tools tab
  5. Click the Check… Continue reading

Configure Windows 7 to sync with time Server

This will set Windows 7 up to synchronize the system clock with a selected Time Server. Continue reading

Windows 7: Defragmenting your hard drive

Disk Defragmenter provides you with various options and will also display when the last time the Disk Defragmenter was run and if it is scheduled to run again in the near future. We'll cover the scheduling options later in this article, but for right now, we will focus on analyzing and defragmenting a hard disk. Continue reading

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